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VSAR 125 - Sculpture I
Course Details
Course Code:
VSAR 125

Credits:
3

Calendar Description:
This is a foundation course exploring three dimensional studies, working with a variety of materials and techniques. Discussions will touch on the relationship between historical and contemporary sculpture. Projects will range from an observational approach towards abstraction, involving various techniques, materials and ideas. Students will be asked to think about scale in relation to space.

Date First Offered:
2011-01-01

Hours:
Total Hours: 90
Lecture Hours: 15
Laboratory Hours: 75


Total Weeks:
15

This course is offered online:
No

Pre-Requisites:
None

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:
None

Co-Requisites:
None

Rearticulation Submission:
No

Course Content:
- Developing line studies using wire
- Developing an image through relief, using clay or cardboard
- Introduction to mould-making and casting, using silicone (mould) and wax (casting material)
- Working with scale shifts and material exploration
- Building a portrait bust, to scale, in clay


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

- Apply three dimensional elements through both line and form
- Utilize various materials and scale
- Explain how and why an object can function within and relate to a space
- Build a portrait out of clay from direct observation
- Collaborate with fellow students
- Discuss ideas and participate in group critiques



Grading System:
Letters

Passing Grade:
C (60%0

Grading Weight:
Assignments: 90 %
Participation: 10 %


Number of Assignments:
5

Nature of Participation:
Project based.

Writing Assignments:
Journal entries in sketchbook

Percentage of Individual Work:
80

Percentage of Group Work:
20

Course Offered in Other Programs:
No

Supplies:
Clay, sculpting tools, wire, glue, pliers. A more detailed material list, with a list of proposed budget costs will be provided at a later date.

Keys to Success:
Attendance is mandatory in studio courses.

Text Books:

Optional - N/A, Reading will be articles provided by the instructor supported by Power Point Presentations.
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